Distributive Injustice Case Study

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The police jumped into action and treated this case with urgency. The type of injustice that this conflict displayed was distributive injustice. Distributive injustice “is concerned with the criteria that lead you to feel you received a fair outcome” (Deutsch, 2007, p. 44). I believe in most cases involving black people the news make the police out to be bad guys. The most recent cases with the killing of African American males will make you think that the police don’t care about Blacks. I even remember hearing people accuse the police of sending out this tweet on social media. After doing my research I believe that the police handled the case equal to how they would’ve treated any other case. They put more man power on the street to protect the public. This low income area was protected like it was a rich neighborhood. It’s believed that the…show more content…
Carpenter and Kennedy say, we should first adopt a procedure, next educate the parties and then develop options. In this conflict, the police was the in charge of helping the community to get the problem solved. “One way to improve the effectiveness of a program at the outset is to explain to all participants the procedures that will be used” (Carpenter & Kennedy, 1988, p. 117). The police did a wonderful job to inform the public on the procedures that would be used. They held public meetings and news conferences on to get the information to the public. “They educate each other, describing their perceptions of the problem, identifying and discussing issues, explaining their concerns, and listing their assumptions and the sources of information they have used to draw conclusions” (Carpenter & Kennedy, 1988, p. 124). When the tactical alert was called, they let the public know why. “ The parties focus more and more on advocating the merits of their respective positions and trying to win concessions” (Carpenter & Kennedy, 1988, p.

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